Makes 2 servings
1/2 Cup Quinoa
1/4 Cup Orange Juice
1/4 Cup Shredded Carrot
1/2 a cucumber sliced or diced your choice
2 chopped green onions
For protein serve with a portion of canned salmon or a grilled tofu or grilled chicken breast
Bring 1 cup water to a boil. Add the quinoa, cover, and lower to a simmer for 12 minutes.
Let sit for at least 5 minutes. I always make a big batch on Sunday and then mix it up with salads or like oatmeal during the week.
Mix in everything else. I like my protein on the side, but you could just mix it all up.
*Quinoa is one of the only grains that is a complete protein. That means it contains all the essential amino acids, unlike beans which should be paried with rice. It also boast a generous amount of calcium. So it is a great addition to your healthy diet.